Fifteen suspects have been arrested by police in Kaduna State for allegedly killing 706 cows and 75 sheep in Atyap chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA), Kaduna State.
The suspects are said to have dumped the animals in a ditch.
The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, in a statement, expressed concern about the nature of crime which he said was “perpetrated by agents of doom in their quest to set the state ablaze.”
He noted that the command cannot hold back and watch criminals take laws into their hands, noting that the command is not leaving anything to chance in ensuring that thorough investigation is carried out to prevent future occurrence of such dastardly act.
He added, “On 24th March, 2021 at about 10:00am some herdsmen reported at Divisional Police Headquarters Zonkwa, Kaduna, that some uncertain number of persons had attacked some of their herds killing 706 cows and 75 sheep and dumped them in a ditch.
“On getting the complaint, operatives immediately swung into action, visited the scene of the incident, took necessary photographs and expanded their investigation which led to the arrest of 15 within the following villages; Mate, Unguwan Tabo, Unguwan Rohogu, Runji, Mashan, Mashan Daji and Wawan Rafi all of Atyap chiefdom in Zangon Kataf LGA Kaduna state.”